GUIDE: Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite

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Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite is almost upon us. On April 18 and 20th, this hard ticketed event will allow party goers the change to take a blast to the past at Disneyland. This will include characters from the pasts, food from the past, and the return of the classic firework spectacular Fantasy in the Sky lighting up the night above Sleeping Beauty Castle.

The event officially begins at 9:00 PM. Those attending the party will be able to enter ahead of the party for a mixer starting at 6:00 PM. Tickets are currently still available and are $129 for April 18 and $145 for April 20. Parking is not included in the ticket prices. Tickets can be purchased on the Disneyland website.

Ahead of Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite, it is always a good idea to come up with a plan that takes into account the priorities of each individual for the night. Below is the guide for the night to help attendees plan ahead and get the most out of their Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite experience.

Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite Guide


Skies Above Disneyland

  • Fantasy in the Sky – 9:30 PM

Frontierland, Zocalo Park

  • Mariachi Spectacular – 9:00 PM, 10:15 PM, 11:15 PM, 12:15 AM

Fantasyland, Royal Theatre

  • Swing Dancing – 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM, 11:00 PM, 12:00 AM

Disney Characters

Main Street, USA

  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse


  • Dumbo
  • Pinocchio & Friends
  • Cinderella & Friends
  • Aurora & Friends
  • Hyacinth Hippo and Mademoiselle Upanova from Disney’s Fantasia
  • Alice & Friends


  • Peter Pan & Friends

Critter Country

  • The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf


  • Mother and Father from Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Tomorrowland Space Couple
  • Mr. Morrow from Flight to the Moon

Photo Opportunities

Main Street, USA

  • Walt Disney’s Disneyland Park
  • Disneyland Marquee


  • Skyway


  • Rainbow Caverns Mine Train

New Orleans Square

  • Disneyland Railroad


  • Mighty Microscope
  • PeopleMover

Disney Photopass

  1. Smile – Take photos with Disney PhotoPass photographers
  2. Link – Link photos in the Disneyland App
    • Select “Link PhotoPass Photos”
    • Then “Link PhotoPass Card”
    • Scan Disney PhotoPass card or even wristband
  3. View – View, edit, and download Disney PhotoPass photos through the Disneyland App or at

Special Event Merchandise

There will be limited special event merchandise that will be offered at specific locations during the Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite events. Each of these will be limited to 2 items per guest. Special svent merchandise can be found at the following locations:

  • The Star Trader
  • Disney Showcase
  • Emporium
  • Pioneer Mercantile

There will also be special Citizen watches at the event from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM. There will be a brand ambassador on hand to give information and to help with sizing at the Emporium on Main Street, USA.

Disneyland After Dark: Throwback Nite – Food Guide

Main Street, USA

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

  • Jelly-Filled Donut
  • Baked Pineapple & Ham Toasted Sandwich
  • Sundae Cupcake

Refreshment Corner Hosted by Coca-Cola

  • Circus Pretzel
  • Main Street Sunrise

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor Hosted by Dryers

  • Espresso Cookie Sandwich

Plaza Inn

  • Home-style Meatloaf Dinner


The Tropical Hideaway

  • Tropical Punch DOLE Whip Float

New Orleans Square

Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • Monte Cristo Fritters
  • Empenadas
  • Cubano Slider
  • Escabeche
  • Ahi Tartare
  • Chicken Gumbo
  • Young Coconut
  • Zombie Coconut

Critter Country

Harbour Galley

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Apple Spice Milk

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Reuben Burger
  • Impossible Sloppy Joe Fries
  • Glitter and Gold Funnel Cake


Rancho del Zocalo Restaurant

  • Ta-cup Trio

The Golden Horseshoe

  • Bacon Caramel Sundae

Stage Door Cafe

  • “So, a Taco went for a Walk…”
  • Float Funnel Cake


Red Rose Taverne

  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
  • Patty Melt Loaded Bites
  • BLT Flatbread
  • Orange-Vanilla Cream Soda


Galactic Grill

  • PB&J Burger
  • Orange-Vanilla Cream Soda


Castle Hub, Tomorrowland & Frontierland Churro Carts

  • Root Beer Float Churro
    • Root Beer-flavored Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream Drizzle

New Orleans Square & Critter Country Churro Carts

  • Glitter and Gold Churro
    • with Banana Pudding, Peanut Butter Sauce and Gold-coated Bacon Bits

Fantasyland & it’s a small world Churro Carts

  • Milk & Cookie Churro
    • Rolled in Cookie-flavored Sugar, served with Condensed Milk Dipping Sauce


There will be transportation available to and from Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structure and also Toy Story Parking Lot until 2:00 AM after the party concludes.

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